90 countries, groups to attend Ukraine peace conference

Switzerland said Monday 90 countries and organizations will attend the two-day Ukraine peace conference it is hosting beginning Saturday. The Swiss government said that about half of the countries are from Europe and that broad global participation is important to launching a process with broad support. A government statement said the peace conference aims to … Read more

Women pastors, sexual abuse report highlight Southern Baptists’ agenda

Thousands will gather in Indianapolis Tuesday and Wednesday for the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. The meeting comes at a fraught time in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Messengers — as voting delegates are known — will vote on whether to establish a constitutional ban on churches with women pastors. They’ll hear a … Read more

Thousands turn out for LA Pride Parade, events

LOS ANGELES —  Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Hollywood on Sunday for the L.A. Pride Parade, one of the biggest events during a month of celebrations honoring the LGBTQ+ community in and around Los Angeles. Rainbow flags ruled the day as revelers cheered the lively procession that featured “Star Trek” star … Read more

Thousands turn out for LA Pride Parade, events

LOS ANGELES —  Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Hollywood on Sunday for the L.A. Pride Parade, one of the biggest events during a month of celebrations honoring the LGBTQ+ community in and around Los Angeles. Rainbow flags ruled the day as revelers cheered the lively procession that featured “Star Trek” star … Read more

Netflix’s recipe for success includes ‘secret sauce’ spiced with tech savvy

LOS GATOS, California —  Although its video streaming service sparkles with a Hollywood sheen, Netflix still taps its roots in Silicon Valley to stay a step ahead of traditional TV and movie studios. The Los Gatos, California, company, based more than 300 miles away from Hollywood, frequently reaches into its technological toolbox without viewers even … Read more